1795–ca. 1868. Farmer, merchant, land developer, postmaster. Born in Virginia. Moved to Greene Co., Tennessee, by Dec. 1818. Married first Margaret Guin, 23 Dec. 1829, in Greene Co. Moved to Pike Co., Illinois, by Apr. 1832. Served in Black Hawk War, 1832. Moved to Independence, Jackson Co., Missouri, by 1833. Operated store at Independence. Leader in movement to expel Saints from Jackson Co. Elected brigadier general in Missouri militia, Nov. 1833. Served as justice of Jackson Co. court, beginning 1834. Participated in Mormon War, 1838. A developer of Kansas City, Jackson Co., incorporated 14 Nov. 1838. Moved near McKinney, Collin Co., Texas, by 1846. Elected first district clerk, 13 July 1846, in Collin Co. Moved to Houston, after 17 Aug. 1847. Moved to Washington Co., Texas, by 1854. Married second Sophia Lewis, 1 Dec. 1857, in Washington Co. Served as postmaster in Vine Grove (near present-day Burton), Washington Co., ca. 1866.